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Europa League: Rangers draw Progres Niederkorn in first qualifying round

Last Updated June 19 2017, 14:00Football
Pedro Caixinha
Pedro Caixinha

Rangers will play Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg in the Europa League first qualifying round.

Pedro Caixinha's side will begin their competitive campaign with the first leg on June 29 before the second leg away on July 6.

They have been priced up at 7/2 to qualify for the group stage by our betting partners Sky Bet. In order to do so, they will need to win four two-legged ties.

St Johnstone will face FK Trakai of Lithuania in their tie, also at home in the first leg.

Welsh Cup winners Bala Town were drawn against Vaduz of Liechtenstein while Derry City will play Danish outfit Midtjylland.

Northern Irish sides Coleraine and Crusaders will face Haugesund of Norway and Latvian side FK Liepaja respectively.

Ballymena United will also face Norwegian opposition in Odd.

Two other Welsh teams, Connah's Quay Nomads and Bangor City, were also involved in the draw. Connah's Quay will play HJK Helsinki and Bangor will take on Lyngby of Denmark.

Shamrock Rovers were drawn against Stajarnan of Israel, with Cork City paired with Estonia's Levadia Tallinn.

Aberdeen, after finishing second in the Scottish Premiership, will enter the competition at the second qualifying round stage.

They will play play the winners of the tie between Ordabasy Shymkent of Kazakhstan and Siroki Brijeg from Bosnia. They will host the first leg at Pittodrie on July 13 with the return the following week.

Europa League first qualifying round draw

Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) v Tirana (ALB)

Kairat Almaty (KAZ) v Atlantas (LTU) 

Beitar Jerusalem (ISR) v Vasas (HUN)

Ordabasy (KAZ) v Široki Brijeg (BIH)

Crvena zvezda (SRB) v Floriana (MLT) 

Valletta (MLT) v Folgore (SMR) 

Ventspils (LVA) v Valur Reykjavík (ISL)

St Johnstone (SCO) v Trakai (LTU) 

Odd (NOR) v Ballymena United (NIR)

Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR) v Sūduva (LTU)

Mladost Lučani (SRB) v İnter Bakı (AZE) 

Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO) v Altach (AUT) 

Fola Esch (LUX) v Milsami Orhei (MDA)

Partizani (ALB) v Botev Plovdiv (BUL) 

UE Santa Coloma (AND) v Osijek (CRO)

Zaria Balti (MDA) v FK Sarajevo (BIH) 

Bala Town (WAL) v Vaduz (LIE)

VPS Vaasa (FIN) v Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)

Connah's Quay Nomads (WAL) v HJK Helsinki (FIN)

SJK Seinäjoki (FIN) v KR Reykjavík (ISL)

Shirak (ARM) v Gorica (SVN)

Zirä (AZE) v Differdange (LUX)

Vojvodina (SRB) v Ružomberok (SVK)

Slovan Bratislava (SVK) v Pyunik (ARM)

Rabotnicki (MKD) v Tre Penne (SMR)

Rangers (SCO) v Progrès Niederkorn (LUX)

Domžale (SVN) v Flora Tallinn (EST)

Crusaders (NIR) v Liepāja (LVA)

Nõmme Kalju (EST) v B36 Tórshavn (FRO)

Levadia Tallinn (EST) v Cork City (IRL)

Dacia Chisinau (MDA) v Shkëndija (MKD) 

Levski Sofia (BUL) v Sutjeska (MNE)

Irtysh Pavlodar (KAZ) v Dunav Ruse (BUL)

Jagiellonia Białystok (POL) v Dinamo Batumi (GEO) 

Željezničar (BIH) v Zeta (MNE)

AEK Larnaca (CYP) v Lincoln (GIB) 

Midtjylland (DEN) v Derry City (IRL) 

Dinamo Minsk (BLR) v NSÍ Runavík (FRO)

Ferencváros (HUN) v Jelgava (LVA) 

Lyngby (DEN) v Bangor City (WAL)

Trenčín (SVK) v Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO)

Lech Poznań (POL) v Pelister (MKD)

Mladost Podgorica (MNE) v Gandzasar-Kapan (ARM)

Videoton (HUN) v Balzan (MLT)

AEL Limassol (CYP) v St Joseph's (GIB)

Skënderbeu (ALB) v Sant Julià (AND)

Haugesund (NOR) v Coleraine (NIR)

Stjarnan (ISL) v Shamrock Rovers (IRL)

IFK Norrköping (SWE) v Prishtina (KOS)

AIK (SWE) v KÍ Klaksvík (FRO)

First legs: June 29; second legs: July 6

Europa League second qualifying round draw

Partizani (ALB) or Botev Plovdiv (BUL) v Beitar Jerusalem (ISR) or Vasas (HUN)

Željezničar (BIH) or Zeta (MNE) v AIK (SWE) or KÍ Klaksvík (FRO)

Haugesund (NOR) or Coleraine (NIR) v Lech Poznań (POL) or Pelister (MKD)

Apollon Limassol (CYP) v Zaria Balti (MDA) or FK Sarajevo (BIH) 

AEK Larnaca (CYP) or Lincoln (GIB) v Levadia Tallinn (EST) or Cork City (IRL)

Brøndby (DEN) v VPS Vaasa (FIN) or Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)

Rabotnicki (MKD) or Tre Penne (SMR) v Dinamo Minsk (BLR) or NSÍ Runavík (FRO)

Kairat Almaty (KAZ) or Atlantas (LTU) v Skënderbeu (ALB) or Sant Julià (AND)

IFK Norrköping (SWE) or Prishtina (KOS) v St Johnstone (SCO) or Trakai (LTU) 

Slovan Bratislava (SVK) or Pyunik (ARM) v Lyngby (DEN) or Bangor City (WAL)

Panionios (GRE) v Shirak (ARM) or Gorica (SVN)

Hajduk Split (CRO) v Levski Sofia (BUL) or Sutjeska (MNE)

Stjarnan (ISL) or Shamrock Rovers (IRL) v Mladá Boleslav (CZE)

Zirä (AZE) or Differdange (LUX) v Astra Giurgiu (ROU)

Nõmme Kalju (EST) or B36 Tórshavn (FRO) v Videoton (HUN) or Balzan (MLT)

Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) or Tirana (ALB) v SJK Seinäjoki (FIN) or KR Reykjavík (ISL)

Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO) or Altach (AUT) v Dinamo Brest (BLR)

Aberdeen (SCO) v Ordabasy (KAZ) or Široki Brijeg (BIH)

Valletta (MLT) or Folgore (SMR) v Utrecht (NED)

Östersund (SWE) v Galatasaray (TUR)

Ferencváros (HUN) or Jelgava (LVA) v Midtjylland (DEN) or Derry City (IRL) 

Vojvodina (SRB) or Ružomberok (SVK) v Brann (NOR)

Mladost Lučani (SRB) or İnter Bakı (AZE) v Fola Esch (LUX) or Milsami Orhei (MDA)

Sturm Graz (AUT) v Mladost Podgorica (MNE) or Gandzasar-Kapan (ARM)

Crusaders (NIR) or Liepāja (LVA) v Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR) or Sūduva (LTU)

Bala Town (WAL) or Vaduz (LIE) v Odd (NOR) or Ballymena United (NIR)

Dacia Chisinau (MDA) or Shkëndija (MKD) v Connah's Quay Nomads (WAL) or HJK Helsinki (FIN)

Gabala (AZE) v Jagiellonia Białystok (POL) or Dinamo Batumi (GEO)

Ventspils (LVA) or Valur Reykjavík (ISL) v Domžale (SVN) or Flora Tallinn (EST)

Trenčín (SVK) or Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO) v Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv (ISR)

Rangers (SCO) or Progrès Niederkorn (LUX) v AEL Limassol (CYP) or St Joseph's (GIB)

Irtysh Pavlodar (KAZ) or Dunav Ruse (BUL) v Crvena zvezda (SRB) or Floriana (MLT) 

UE Santa Coloma (AND) or Osijek (CRO) v Luzern (SUI)

First legs: July 13; second legs: July 20

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